President Roch Marc Kabore has been picked by mutinous military men in Burkina Faso in what is suspected to be a Coup D’etat.
This was after gunfire erupted at military bases across the West African nation making it the third West African state overthrown in this region in the past eight months.
Authorities initially denied that President Roch Marc Kaboré was taken into military custody, asserting that all was calm even as soldiers battled for control of several barracks. Then the mutineers reached the presidential palace late Sunday, Reuters reported, and Kaboré was physically removed from office less than 24 hours after the uprising began, said the Western official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
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